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Join the ‘All Girl Band’ as ‘A…My Name is Alice’ hits the stage

Join the ‘All Girl Band’ as ‘A…My Name is Alice’ hits the stage

Nancy Curtis and Erin Mullins

March 20, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Featured Story

As the lights go up on stage and the first few notes start to play, we see a variety of women all wearing white dresses. Soon, one woman sings about being “trapped in the doubt of [her] life.” Other women sing about being “fed up with rules,” or “needing some peace,” and even drowning in ...

An expert’s insight on the 2014 Oscar nominees

An expert’s insight on the 2014 Oscar nominees

Nancy Curtis, Arts and Life Editor

February 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

The 86th annual Academy Awards air this Sunday; everyone is making their picks and here at NKU John Alberti, director graduate studies and cinema studies, has made his. Best Actor         As with many of the categories this year, the talent is heavy. Alberti saw strong performances from each of t...

Hands-on learning helps music education majors flourish

Hands-on learning helps music education majors flourish

Brody Kenny, Staff Writer

February 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

The music education program at Northern Kentucky University has seen significant changes over the course of the last couple school years, and more changes are in mind for the years ahead in hopes of making NKU a shining example of a music education program done right. Karen Koner, an assistant professor...

Curtains open on Arabian Nights

Curtains open on Arabian Nights

Erin Mullins, Staff Writer

February 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

Everything from the rich colors and fabrics that dress the stage to the enchanting costumes will transport the audience from snow-ridden Northern Kentucky to the exotic deserts of Arabia when the curtain goes up in the Corbett Theatre Thursday night. Students and staff have been working for months ...

Updated app puts information within arm’s reach

Erin Mullins, Staff Writer

February 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

There’s a new buzz all over campus…and it’s coming from people’s phones! The updated version of the NKU app was launched on Wednesday which allows students to have access to their grades, campus information and other handy information all at their fingertips and it appears to be a success. ...

Pop-punk band seizes the day with giant ambitions

Pop-punk band seizes the day with giant ambitions

Brody Kenny, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

If Friday Giants have a favorite Latin motto, it's probably “carpe diem.” Their recently released first single, “Live Your Life”, available through their Facebook page, speaks of motivation and empowerment to its listener, and the pop-punk band's members champion those qualities as main insp...

Young musicians build friendships at NKU music program

Brittany Smart, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

The summer programs sponsored by NKU’s Music Preparatory Department are teaching musicians of all ages a variety of skills that encourage them to develop their talents and love of the arts. All four programs begin in late June and include the NKU String Project Camp, Summer Music Institute, Mains...

A look into the variety of spring theatre productions

A look into the variety of spring theatre productions

Nancy Curtis and Erin Mullins

January 30, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Featured Story

The NKU spring theatre line-up will share the power of storytelling with the audience as well as affirm that we all have a desire to be entertained. Michael Hatton, assistant theatre department chair, said the whole season shows “the variety of theatre that exists” and there is something for ev...

“Her” Prioritizing between video games and internet porn

Robert Huelsman, Video Editor

January 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Reviews

I like Michael Bay movies. Right about now you are asking what that has to do with “Her.” You are correct in thinking it means absolutely nothing, except that if you take exception to this review, just remember I like Michael Bay movies and my opinion really means nothing. “Her” is not a dystopian type of mo...

Band Symposium gives great experience to aspiring musicians

Brittany Smart, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Applause erupted from the crowd as the 7th Annual Tri-State Band Symposium came to a close with the resounding notes of Edwin Goldman’s “The Chimes of Liberty.” This performance, directed by Brant Karrick and guest conductors, Curtis Essig, and Jeffrey Reed, combined a multitude of different piec...

Photobooth project highlighting the diversity on campus

Nancy Curtis, Arts and Life Editor

October 16, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Walking around campus you might notice some large photos of familiar and unfamiliar faces on the walls. In 2006 a French street artist known as JR, began a new movement that would sweep across the world. What started out as simple portraits on buildings transformed into Inside Out: Project 11m. Th...

New art exhibitions opening this week, dreaming of change

Shelby Rogers, Contributing writer

February 12, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

Two new exhibitions will be coming to the NKU Art Galleries on Feb. 14. They will display art in two exhibitions created by current students, NKU alumnae, as well as regional artists. One of the featured exhibitions is curated by Saad Ghosn, Ph.D., an activist for peace and justice as well as a professor...

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